What We Saw at Silicon Valley Contemporary

This weekend, we stopped by Silicon Valley Contemporary, the first contemporary art fair to take place in Silicon Valley. The fair was held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from April 10 — 13. As the website explains: 

The fair’s mission is to create the “next generation art fair” by establishing a bridge between the worlds of art + tech by showcasing cutting edge new media and moving image works and installations.

We walked around the booths and also attended a panel discussion called “How to Effectively Build a Corporate Collection.” The panelists included gallery and architecture experts as well as Five Senses Art Consultancy founder Alexandra Ray and Saatchi Art Chief Curator and Director Rebecca Wilson. The talk highlighted some key points about art collecting today, including the idea that physical galleries and online ones can coexist.

We saw some interesting pieces as well. Check out photos from the fair below! 

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Sunday’s attendees

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Before Warhol by Devorah Sperber

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Mirus Gallery booth 


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Paintings made with drones by KATSU 

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Horizon by Thomson and Craighead 

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detail, Proximity Cinema Performance Documentation at The Black Forest, Germany by Tiffany Trenda

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Addressability by Jeff Guess

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Depth Charge by Gary Hill